In summer 2016, the Washington State Department of Transportation began work to repave the entire length of the Lewis River Bridge, also known as Yale Bridge, along State Route 503, which serves both Cowlitz and Clark Counties.
Built in 1932, this one-lane short-span steel suspension bridge was placed on the National Historic Register on Historic Places in 1982.
The existing asphalt on the bridge was over 20 years old, and was disintegrating. Replacing the asphalt preserved the wooden bridge deck under the roadway, extends the useful life of the bridge and improves safety for drivers.
This newly repave structure provides a smoother, safer ride for drivers and meets current highway bridge design standards.
| Economic Incentive
Repaving the bridge extended the life of the bridge, and preserved the bridge deck. It also reduced the need for costly emergency and maintenance repairs.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Throughout the length of the project, WSDOT worked closely with Granite Construction Company.
|Financial Data for PIN 450316P|
||Amount ($ in thousands)|
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
WSDOT Project Engineer
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